Heart

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SO you take it upon yourself to judge the content of someone’s heart without ever having the chance to rip open a chest to peer inside. Instead you look at the way their arms flail or their facial expression, the way they extend a hand or recoil in fear. On a bench or through a friend of a friend, you decide on which adjectives you’ll use to describe this heart.

You decide that:

the heart is open, the heart is cold, the heart is kind, the heart is distant, the heart is hardened, the heart is shut-off, the heart is readable, the heart is murky, the heart is big. The heart is stony. The heart is a million things except for what it simply is: a heart.

It never occurs to you that: maybe we’re all just wasting our time trying to superimpose these value judgments on an organ. But that doesn’t stop us.

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9 thoughts on “Heart

  1. Shahirah Hasbullah May 19, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    My goodness this is beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lu May 22, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      Shahirah! ❤ Thank you ^.^

      Like

  2. Natalie Swift May 27, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    I simply love how you’ve approached this topic… I’ve never seen anyone look at it this way
    Great post and looking forward to reading more from you! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

      • Natalie Swift May 27, 2018 / 11:10 pm

        You’re welcome! ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Anonymous June 1, 2018 / 2:58 am

    I feel really inspired by this written piece for many reasons. Nice work and art.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lu June 2, 2018 / 11:42 am

      thank you! ❤

      Like

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